Numerous Fortune 500 Companies Will Recruit at Baylor’s Marketing & Professional Sales Career Fair

MAPS career fair
March 24, 2014

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WACO, Texas (March 24, 2014) – Ever wish you could just get your foot in the door at the most profitable companies in the nation? Luckily for Baylor students, companies will bring the door to them at the Marketing and Professional Sales Career Fair Wednesday, March 26, in Room 510 of Cashion Academic Center.

The MAPS Career Fair, sponsored by the Center for Professional Selling and the Professional Development Program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is held every semester to give students of all majors the opportunity to explore internship, job and career options and network with individuals in different industries. Dozens of companies, including several on Fortune magazine's annual list of the top 500 U.S. companies, will attend this semester’s fair to meet with Baylor students.

“It’s a chance for them to meet different companies and different individuals in that company,” said Amanda Rodriguez, who is responsible for corporate relations in Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling. “It’s a great way for them to network, connect and build.”

Rodriguez encourages students to attend the fair for as long as they are able and to interact with as many companies as possible.

“Don’t close the door on any company just because of what the name of the company is or what you’ve heard,” she said. “Talk to every company that you can because you never know what kind of connections you’re going to make, and that can lead to great opportunities in internships or jobs.”

The types companies attending the fair have grown in both quality and quantity over the years, with small, large, local and international companies all looking to meet Baylor students. This year, representatives from more than 50 companies will participate, including Google — No. 55 on Fortune 500.

“Companies across the country have started to recognize the talent that’s coming out of Baylor,” Rodriguez said. “A lot of companies are reaching out to us as well as us to them, and I think that says a lot about us and the students at Baylor University.”

Organizers suggest that those planning to attend the career fair prepare by researching the participating companies and bringing multiple copies of your resume. Business dress is required, as well as a Baylor ID for registration.

For more information on the career fair and to view the complete list of participating companies, visit here. Cashion Academic Center is located at 1401 S. Fourth St.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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